Update: Thursday, Feb. 23 at 4:43 p.m.:
Officials at Columbia Public Schools confirmed Grant Elementary and Douglass High School went on a brief lockdown because of the bank robbery.
The lockdown lasted about 15-20 minutes. The outside doors were locked during the lockdown.
Columbia police are on the lookout for a bank robber.
Witnesses said a man entered Landmark Bank on North Garth just before 10 a.m. He handed the teller a note demanding money. The robber implied he had a weapon, but never showed one.
The thief ran away from the bank with money. No one was hurt.
Here??s the description witnesses gave:
-White male-About 5??9 to 5??10-160 to 170 pounds-Last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt with glasses
If anyone has any information about this robbery or saw anything suspicious you??re urged to call the Columbia Police Department or CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.